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Storing chicken

  • Store raw and cooked foods separately.
  • Raw foods should be placed on a lower shelf in the fridge.
  • As well as being wrapped in plastic, raw meats should be placed on a tray or plate, or placed in a sealed container, to avoid meat juices dripping onto other food.
  • Uncooked chicken meat should be stored in a refrigerator at a maximum temperature of 4ºC.
  • Do not freeze raw meat which is not completely fresh.
  • Freezer temperature should be below -20ºC.

There is also a handy full colour Food Safety Flyer available for download; print it off and stick it on the fridge!

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